Save the Children recruits 01  Senior Advisor – Climate Change

Save the Children recruits 01  Senior Advisor – Climate Change
Job description

Recently accredited to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Save the Children are setting up an expanded support structure to steer the development of new project designs for the GCF. The role of the Senior Advisor – Climate Change is to provide technical assistance to the development of Save the Children’s African GCF portfolio.

The role will provide high quality technical assistance to the development of Project Ideas, Concept Notes and full Proposals. Integrated into project development teams in multiple countries the Senior Advisor – Climate Change will ensure climate change is appropriately considered and integrated into all aspect of the design process. This will include the identification and supervision of specialist climate change consulting services into overall program design processes.

This position will work with key stakeholders across the Save the Children global confederation, government counterparts and international organisations to ensure the development of a high-quality projects and programs that support national priorities and complement exiting and pipeline national climate change investments.

Through this role Save the Children aim to support a step up in community-based climate change programming in Africa, principally in adaptation. By doing this we aim to make children safer and more able to adapt to the impacts of climate change in their communities as a cornerstone of their ability to fulfil their rights.



* Tertiary qualification/s in Climate Change and International Development or relevant and/or related disciplines.

Experience And Skills


  • Significant direct experience of designing climate change programs for an international organisation in Africa, preferably in a managerial role and preferably focused on adaptation at the community level.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesise and process information on development and climate change issues.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and strong time management, administrative and organisational skills.
  • Excellent representational, advocacy and diplomatic skills to enable the post holder to operate effectively within Save the Children and externally.
  • Highly developed communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present information clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences, including highly developed report writing skills.
  • Proven track record for the successful development and implementation of climate change programs in development contexts.
  • Experience of integrating climate change into ongoing developmental programs, strategies and policies.
  • Experience of successful developing relationships with donors and technical partners.
  • Proven ability to work in remote teams, across cultures, and independently.


  • Experience of developing concept notes and proposals for the Green Climate Fund.
  • Experience of child-centred approaches to climate change.
  • Knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • Experience in working with a right based approach
  • Experience of developing and implementing climate change advocacy strategies.
  • Working knowledge of French and / or Portuguese.

Contract length : 02 years

Work location:  Dakar, Nairobi or London. Open to negotiation in similar time zones

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